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by Chris Yeates
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Tricholomoid looking mushroom
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: Tricholomoid looking mushroom

Hopefully ,someone will do some DNA on Russulas and get some barcoding done! I'm sure that lots will be being done, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21501203.2018.1500400 lays down some recommendations for the portion of the barcode to aim at. I recently attended the BMS DNA course and ...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi Identification perhaps
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Fungi Identification perhaps

Hello and welcome to UK Fungi. Yes these are indeed fungi. This is a species of earthball. I would say it is either the leopard-spotted earthball, Scleroderma areolatum , or the scaly earthball Scleroderma verrucosum . I always check the size and shape of the spores with these fungi as they can look...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Tricholomoid looking mushroom
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: Tricholomoid looking mushroom

The almost total lack of lamellules would point me towards Russula (easy to check), the idea of Russula would point me away ;) (just a personal quirk - I do virtually all other groups (or try to).
by Chris Yeates
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Forage or Foray? The difference explained
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Forage or Foray? The difference explained

Adam & Mike - I think this probably isn't the right forum for me and it's time to move on. I think I'll give this fungi foray site a go http://www.fungiforays.co.uk/. All the best Marc I see no forum there... Interesting that they use the word "Foray" in their name - I wonder why; perhaps to give t...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: FRDBI
Replies: 1
Views: 389

FRDBI

This may be old news to some but I have been informed by a mycological friend that you can log in to the older FRDBI (now not being added to as there is the new version) but still very useful - here: https://basidiochecklist.science.kew.org/BritishFungi/FRDBI/FRDBI.asp It's a tad slow, I would say, ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Apple tree fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Apple tree fungi

adampembs wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:57 pm
And a shame "Shropshirelass" never replied after so many people commented on her post. A thank you never hurts. ;)
I wonder if the case is sometimes that newcomers, not familiar with the site, think their post has "disappeared" if they don't see it on the "front page" as it were . . .
by Chris Yeates
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Apple tree fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Apple tree fungi

Hello and welcome to UKFungi There has been a similar discussion on the site here: http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2046 The likelihood (and I would not be more definite at this stage) is that this is Inonotus hispidus , which would not be good news. A lot of background info can be gleane...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Does anyone know what these are
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Does anyone know what these are

adampembs wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 am
Has Coprinellus disseminatus been renamed?
Ah I see it's back in Coprinellus must check out recent Genbank entries . . .
by Chris Yeates
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Wildflowers
Topic: Common Knapweed ?
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Common Knapweed ?

Hi The reason that most photographs of Centaurea are shown from the side is that a key character is the shape of the involucral bracts. The flowers are pretty much of a muchness, though of course there are yellow-flowered knapweeds. While we don't have many in this country Flora Europaea lists over ...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Does anyone know what these are
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Does anyone know what these are

Wow, yeah. :o It doesn't end there: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-angels-bonnet-mycena-arcangeliana-gilled-fungi-on-stump-49237211.html?p=94906&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3dFungi%26qt_raw%3dFungi%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Blue-green hyphomycete
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Blue-green hyphomycete

Hi Archie A much more up to date treatment is here (again open source and downloadable): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166061614000505 . It has lots of useful references, and despite the title is of relevance to Britain (especially with climate change ;) ). But do bear in mind ...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Does anyone know what these are
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Does anyone know what these are

The gills are pale - quite clear on some of the ones with slightly damaged caps. My money would be on Mycena aetites in a mown lawn habitat like that (and totally harmless to children, pets, the lawn, etc.). A timely reminder not to trust some images on the web: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-c...